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Links in images map



10:01 am on Dec 21, 2001 (gmt 0)


I would like to know if spiders are able to follow links in image map such as :

<map name="FPMap0">
<area href="Default.htm" target="_top" shape="rect" coords="8, 1, 61, 17">

Thanks in advance for your help.

David Camus

ps : excuse me for my bad english, I am French....


5:40 pm on Dec 23, 2001 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

The only links spiders will follow are what they can "see" on the page they are spidering. So if there is a link (URL) on the page that can be spidered (javascript may also make links invisible to spiders) then it may be followed, otherwise the spider will not be aware of it.


3:02 pm on Jan 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member


You can find some info on the image map problem here:


Good luck!



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